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Last updated: 15 December 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 5 März 2000
Zeit:18:11
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3T5
Fluggesellschaft:Southwest Airlines
Kennzeichen: N668SW
Werknummer: 23060/1069
Baujahr: 1984-12-21 (15 years 3 months)
Triebwerk: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 137
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 142
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA (BUR) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), USA
Flug nach:Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR), USA
Flugnummer:1455
Unfallbericht:
Flight 1455 was vectored for a visual approach to runway 08 with a restriction to remain at or above 3,000 feet amsl until passing the Van Nuys VOR beacon, located about 6 miles from the runway. Radar data suggest that the flight began its descent from 3,000 feet about 4 miles from the runway. FDR data suggest that the flight's descent angle from 3,000 feet to touchdown was in excess of 6 degrees. In comparison, the ILS flight path angle for runway 08 is 3 degrees. The crew was cleared to land by Burbank Tower and also advised that the wind was from 210 degrees at six knots. Touchdown speed was 182 knots. The aircraft could not be stopped on the remaining runway length and overran. It crashed through the perimeter fence at a speed of 32 knots and ended up on a highway. During the accident sequence, the forward service door (1R) escape slide inflated inside the airplane; the nose gear collapsed; and the forward dual flight attendant jumpseat, which was occupied by two flight attendants, partially collapsed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's excessive airspeed and flightpath angle during the approach and landing and its failure to abort the approach when stabilized approach criteria were not met. Contributing to the accident was the controller's positioning of the airplane in such a manner as to leave no safe options for the flight crew other than a go-around maneuver."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Accident number: NTSB AAB-02-04
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» SKYbrary 
» NTSB-AAB-02-05


Sicherheitsempfehlungen
Both pilots were fired by Southwest Airlines, August 3, 2000.

NTSB issued 4 Safety Recommendations

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accident date: 05-03-2000
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registration: N668SW
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accident date: 05-03-2000
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registration: N668SW
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accident date: 05-03-2000
type: Boeing 737-3T5
registration: N668SW
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accident date: 05-03-2000
type: Boeing 737-3T5
registration: N668SW
photo of Boeing-737-3T5-N668SW
accident date: 05-03-2000
type: Boeing 737-3T5
registration: N668SW
photo of Boeing-737-3T5-N668SW
accident date: 05-03-2000
type: Boeing 737-3T5
registration: N668SW
photo of Boeing-737-3T5-N668SW
photo of Boeing-737-3T5-N668SW
accident date: 05-03-2000
type: Boeing 737-3T5
registration: N668SW
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV to Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA as the crow flies is 356 km (223 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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